It was cultivated 2,000 years had passed as folk medicine. It belongs to the family of Umbelliferae. It can easily adapt to any climate if raised throughout the year. It is a biennial plants (seeds) originated from Southern Europe. It has more than 25 varieties. The most popular varieties are flat-leaf parsley and curly-leaf parsley. Parsley is good for nutrition as garnish added in a menu (soups, vegetables, meat and other selected dishes). What they did is to wash thoroughly, chop it and sprinkle to favorite dishes.
Properties: myristicin, limanene, eugenol, alpha-thujene, flavonoids like apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol, luteolin.
It contains Vitamin C, iron, vitamin K, and A. Its volatile oils neutralizes carcinogen in the body and other harmful substances. It inhibits and prevent the formation of any tumor. Good for the prevention of lung disease. Its folic acid prevents the occurrence of colon and cervical cancer. It is good for the health of the heart. It converts dangerous homocysteine into a harmless molecules and protect strokes as well as heart attack.
It has anti-oxidant properties, the flavonoids that controls an oxygen-based damaged to the cells of the body. Build blood because of iron. Vitamin C is important in the absorption of iron. It increases the anti-oxidant in the blood. In addition, it has an anti-bacterial properties. It maintains the elasticity of the blood vessels in repairing bruises. It can prevent diarrhea and other abdominal complaints.
It has restorative remedy for good digestion. Its enzymes is good for digestive activity and elimination of waste. Found to be effective in the treatment of deafness and ear infection. Acts as diuretic by strengthening the blood vessel. It has properties to dissolve gallstones. Good for fatigue due to iron deficiency that repair components for good blood vessels.
It improves estrogen by restoring and nourishing the blood of the uterus and its delayed menstruation. Good for dry skin, hair loss and depression. Good for urinary and kidney complaints. It improves kidney activity and help eliminate waste from the blood and tissues of the kidney. It prevents salt from re-absorbing to the body tissues. It forces debris out of the kidney, bladder and liver. It helps improve edema and general water retention, scanty and painful urination.
It enriches the liver and nourishes the blood. It reduces liver congestion and clear toxin. It aid in the rejuvenation of the body. Make menstrual cycle of women to be regular because of apiol. Good for spleen strengthening by using its roots. It has the ability to treat scurvy due to vitamin C deficiency causing spongy gum and loose teeth.
Found to be good in loss of stamina, low resistance from infection and for sluggish liver. It has a healing properties in the inflammation of the bladder, kidney. Good for the removal of stones and urine formation. It controls high blood sugar. It regulates sebaceous glands to control skin to dry. Prevents facial lines and wrinkles. It controls bed wetting (enuresis). Vitamin K gives the blood the ability to clot.
It is a good herbal drink. Parsley juice can be taken 2 ounces 3 times a day. Its leaves can be deep frozen and stored. Good for bad breath. Chewing parsley keep the mouth smell fresh and clean. The roots and leaves are grounded to make an oil for the control of lice. It is good for insect stings or bites by pounding the leaves to form into a paste and apply to the bitten area.